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A 10-year-old pet goldfish named George undergoes veterinarian Tristan Rich's scalpel to remove a life-threatening head tumor in this handout picture taken September 11, 2014 and provided to Reuters by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Reuters/Lort Smith Animal Hospital)

A 10-year-old pet goldfish named George undergoes veterinarian Tristan Rich's scalpel to remove a life-threatening head tumor in this handout picture taken September 11, 2014 and provided to Reuters by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In a 45-minute long procedure described by Rich as “fiddly”, the fish was sedated by water laced with anaesthetic, the tumour removed and the wound sealed with tissue glue followed by antibiotics and painkillers. (Photo by Reuters/Lort Smith Animal Hospital)
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16 Sep 2014 12:24:00
Pacific Storm Brings High Surf To Southern California

A body surfer rides a high wave at the Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusally hgh serve to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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03 Sep 2011 12:19:00


A member of staff stands in front of a CRH high-speed train at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station during its test run on May 11, 2011 in Shanghai, China. After 3 years construction, from April in 2008, with total investment estimated at 220.9 billion yuan (around 32.5 billion U.S. dollars), the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway begins a one-month trial operation. It is expected to start operation in June this year, with the travel time between the two cities reducing to five hours from the previous 10. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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11 May 2011 09:59:00
Unstrut Valley high-speed railway bridge near Karsdorf, Germany

Construction cranes stand on the Unstrut Valley high-speed railway bridge on March 19, 2012 near Karsdorf, Germany. The Unstrut bridge, which is 2,668m long (about 1.6 miles), is among 38 bridges and 26 tunnels German state rail carrier Deutsche Bahn is building along a new ICE high-speed railroad connection between Nuremberg, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig and Berlin in a multi-billion Euro project across eastern Germany called the German Unity Transportation Project (Verkehrsprojekt der Deutschen Einheit). (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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22 Mar 2012 10:53:00


A CRH train is seen passing through Nanjing South Railway Station, which is part of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Line, on March 27, 2011 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. The High-Speed railway line is 1,318 kilometres long, running between Beijing and Shanghai. The line will open on June 10, 2011. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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28 Mar 2011 07:47:00
Emus hirtus (Linnaeus, 1758). (Andrea Hallgass)

Emus hirtus (Linnaeus, 1758). (Photo by Andrea Hallgass)
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06 Dec 2012 11:32:00
Pedestrians and traffic cross Tower Bridge as viewed through a glass viewing platform on the high-level Walkways during a preview to launch the new viewing experience at the Tower Bridge Exhibition centre in London on November 10, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Cowie/AFP Photo)

Pedestrians and traffic cross Tower Bridge as viewed through a glass viewing platform on the high-level Walkways during a preview to launch the new viewing experience at the Tower Bridge Exhibition centre in London on November 10, 2014. The new glass flooring at the Tower Bridge Exhibition 42 metres above the river Thames will allow visitors to gaze down on the bridge and river and allow them to experience the bridge opening from above. (Photo by Andrew Cowie/AFP Photo)
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11 Nov 2014 12:22:00
High Speed Flower Explosions by Martin Klimas

German photographer Martin Klimas, who you may remember from his exploding porcelain figure series, creates breathtaking photos of flowers exploding into a million beautiful pieces. To achieve this effect, he soaks the petals in liquid nitrogen to make them brittle and hits the flower with an air gun.
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12 Oct 2013 09:52:00